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  • SEOUL, Feb 14- South Korea said on Sunday 70 percent of the U.S. dollars paid as wages and other fees for the now-suspended Kaesong industrial project run jointly with the North had been diverted for use in Pyongyang's weapons programme and luxury goods for its leader. South Korea on Wednesday suspended the project as punishment for the North's long-range...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions to punish North Korea for its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber crimes, and sent the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law. Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington's resolve clear to Pyongyang, but also to the...

  • SEOUL, Feb 12- South Korea and the United States are expected to begin talks next week on possible deployment of an advanced U.S. missile defence system following North Korea's recent rocket launch, officials said on Friday, as Seoul cut power to a factory park run jointly with the North. The discussions would focus on placing one Terminal High Altitude Area...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 12- The U.S. House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation on Friday broadening sanctions against North Korea, sending the measure to President Barack Obama to sign into law. Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington's resolve clear to Pyongyang, but also to the United Nations and other governments- especially China, North...

  • South Korea shuts Kaesong factory park

    Seoul suspended operations at the complex as punishment for the North's weekend rocket launch.

  • North Korean employees work at the assembly line of the factory of South Korean company at the Kaesong industrial complex on December 19, 2013 in Kaesong, North Korea.

    South Korea has halted activity at a factory park were local companies employed about 55,000 North Koreans.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Senate voted unanimously on Wednesday to toughen sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, as U.S. lawmakers sought to crack down on Pyongyang for its nuclear tests. Lawmakers said they wanted to make Washington's resolve clear not just to Pyongyang, but to the United Nations and other...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 10- The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Wednesday for legislation broadening sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, as U.S. lawmakers sought to crack down on Pyongyang for its nuclear tests. As voting continued, the vote for the "North Korea Sanctions and Policy Enhancement Act" was 93-0....

  • SEOUL, Feb 10- South Korea said on Wednesday it would suspend operations at a jointly run factory park just inside North Korea following the North's long-range rocket launch over the weekend, cutting off an important source of revenue for the impoverished North. North Korea's Feb. 7 rocket launch put a satellite into orbit, although the United States and South...

  • UNITED NATIONS, Feb 9- A U.N.-blacklisted North Korean shipping company continues to evade sanctions through its use of foreign-flagged ships, name changes and other means of obfuscation, according to a new report by United Nations monitors. The U.N. Security Council's Panel of Experts on North Korea, which monitors implementation of sanctions on Pyongyang,...

  • A sales assistant watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's nuclear test, in Seoul, January 6, 2016.

    Washington is urging Beijing to put even more pressure on Pyongyang after its recent rocket launch, a senior U.S. official said.

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  • North Korean soldiers stand onboard a North Korean patrol boat along the Yalu River near the North Korean town of Sinuiju.

    A North Korean patrol boat crossed into South Korean waters and retreated after the South Korean navy fired warning shots, an official said.

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and said it would seek "significant measures" in the U.N. Security Council to hold North Korea to account. North Korea said the rocket carried a satellite, but its efforts have raised strong suspicion in...

  • Feb 6- Republican White House contenders on Saturday called for a tough strategy toward North Korea, including expanded missile defense, after the reclusive communist nation appeared to have launched a long-range rocket into space. "They do not understand anything but toughness and strength," New Jersey Governor Chris Christie said of North Korea during the...

  • WASHINGTON, Feb 6- The United States vowed on Saturday to take all necessary actions to defend itself and its allies following a North Korean rocket launch, and called on the international community to show Pyongyang that its "reckless actions must have serious consequences." "North Korea's launch using ballistic missile technology... represents yet another...

  • A sales assistant watches TV sets broadcasting a news report on North Korea's nuclear test, in Seoul, January 6, 2016.

    North Korea's mobile missile launcher, carrying a ballistic missile, has been seen moving near the east coast, Japanese broadcaster NHK said.

  • A ceremony in Pyongyang in this undated photo released December 17, 2014 by North Korea's Korean Central News Agency.

    The U.S. has seen more activity around a North Korea missile site, suggesting a possible space launch, U.S. officials told Reuters.

  • North Korean leader Kim Jong Un

    The United States broadens sanctions on North Korea after detecting that they may be preparing a space launch, Reuters reports.

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 28- The U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved legislation on Thursday that would broaden sanctions on North Korea over its nuclear program, human rights record and cyber activities, amid growing international concern over Pyongyang's weapons program. The committee passed the measure by unanimous voice vote and members said they...